Blackface stunt draws criticism

Jamaica's Usain Bolt. Photo / AP
Jamaica's Usain Bolt. Photo / AP

A university student who filmed white business students in blackface and chanting in mock Jamaican accents says he is filing a complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission about the incident.

Anthony Morgan, a McGill University student of Jamaican descent, filmed HEC Montreal business school students dressed in the colours of the Jamaican flag, many with their faces, arms, hands and legs painted black. He said some of the students were also chanting, "Smoke more weed".

The school said the students were joining in a back-to-school "stunt" and claimed to be portraying Jamaican sprinter and three-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt.

- AP

- NZ Herald

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